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Women at the Helm: Captain Lynn Griffiths

Family sailing in the BVI onboard Pacific Wave

There is no one path or process that leads to successfully captaining a yacht. Instead, it’s the number of diverse experiences and skills acquired that can really pay off. A good example is UK native, Lynn Griffiths, who grew up …

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New Double-Handed Class to Feature at Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week

In view of the ever growing demand for double-handed racing, the organizers of Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) are pleased to announce 2019 will benefit from the addition of a new double-handed class.  Double-handed racing by its nature is all about crew stamina and how to …

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Antigua Sailing Week: Renascence

Frank Loubaresse’s French Sunfast 3600 Twinl-Jaws 2

One hundred and sixteen teams from 37 different countries raced in the 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Strong trade winds blew all week delivering heaven-sent conditions to over 1,000 competitors.  Sir Peter Harrison’s superyacht Sojana was awarded the coveted …

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Antigua Sailing Week’s 50th Edition

The Grand Awards Ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson’s Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. A stage glittering with dozens of trophies formed the …

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Trend: Caribbean Regattas Are Becoming Longer

Sailors like the format of four days and mixed courses at Grenada Sailing Week.

We live in a fast-paced world where being time-starved is a way of life. Yet there is a trend towards Caribbean regattas becoming longer rather than shorter. For example, the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) added its Round the Rocks …

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The Joy of Nautical Event Volunteering

Nautical Event Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood and often the unsung heroes behind so many nautical events in the Caribbean, such as sailing regattas, fishing tournaments and charter yacht shows. Yet long hours and hard work come with a definite upside, and it’s …

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Antigua Bermuda Race Gathers Pace

Over 40 yachts have expressed their interest in the Antigua Bermuda Race. Organized by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the inaugural race coincides with the finish of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week and the …

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2016 Fall Rally Round-Up

North Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015. Photo: David H. Lyman

Cruising rallies are one of the most popular ways for sailors to transit from northern climes to the Caribbean in the fall. Today, there are several rallies to choose from, each with its own personality. Capacity Entries for 31st Atlantic …

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Antigua Sailing Week 2016: The Beat Goes On

Antigua Sailing Week

The 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was memorable, with superb conditions and a fairy tale ending that showcased the secret to the success of this celebrated regatta. Over one thousand sailors from more than 20 countries took part, all hell-bent on world class racing and …

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A Touch of Class

Touch of class: Columbia in all her glory. Photo: OceanMedia

This edition of All At Sea has something for everyone: cruising, racing, fishing, art, history, humor, adventure and more, as we explore the Caribbean and beyond. In April I had my own adventure aboard the 50ft vintage schooner Charm III …

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Regatta Preview: April to November 2016

Regatta Preview: Les Voiles St. Barth

There are one or more major Caribbean regattas nearly every month of the year. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening from April to November.   April 11th – 16th Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Celebrity sailors and sailboats, including America’s Cup …

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Multihulls Multiply in Caribbean Regattas

Multihulls in Caribbean Regattas: Record breaking Phaedo3 has taken the Caribbean regatta scene by storm

Monohulls easily outnumber multihulls in Caribbean regattas but the tide is turning. The sailing world has definitely caught multihull fever. The 2013 America’s Cup opened many eyes and minds to what a catamaran can do. In December, the World Match …

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Caribbean News

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken regatta

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sunsail has once again established their partnership for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “For Sunsail, participation in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a perfect fit. We have a full fleet of boats …

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Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua’s Bernie Evan-Wong drove TAZ to victory in CSA 4

Jonty Layfield’s CS40, Sleeper/U-Go stormed to victory scoring eight straight bullets in CSA 8 to win the Best Antiguan and Caribbean Boat in Start Boat B, and the prestigious Lord Nelson Trophy. At the glittering awards ceremony, Jonty Layfield spoke on …

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